altenew · Cards · Derwent graphik line painters · Distress Oxide inks · Watercolor

Water colouring with Derwent graphik pens + Video

Hi all! As promised here's a post & video to show you how I use my new toys, the Derwent Graphik line pens, to watercolour my flower stamps on a dark distress inked background. I also compared these markers with other pigment/dye ink markers I have. AND I just received the whole 20 colour box… Continue reading Water colouring with Derwent graphik pens + Video

altenew · Scrabook · Watercolor · Zig clean color real brush

Back to Scrapbooking

4 years ago I decided to start a scrapbook for my best friend of 25 years, as a going away present to her, when I left France to come to Germany. That was my first contact with the paper crafting world. I remember going to a scrapbook course and everyone knew what they wanted to… Continue reading Back to Scrapbooking

altenew · Cards · Watercolor

Ghosting with Distress Oxides – Video & Giveaway!

No this is not a post about seeing ghosts with distress oxides inks! LoL! If it was I wouldn't even try it! Its about how I created the background of my card by water stamping onto a card I previously coloured with Distress Oxide inks, the latest inks everyone is raving about. Tim Holtz Distress… Continue reading Ghosting with Distress Oxides – Video & Giveaway!

altenew · Cards · Colour pencils · Die cuts

Stamping with a die cut + video

I wanted to enter the Altenew challenge with a large flower stamp outline that I could colour in, but realised I didn't have any. Then I looked at my new Altenew layered floral cover die A and thought, hmmm... maybe I can stamp with it! So I tried it... and loved the result! Can you… Continue reading Stamping with a die cut + video

altenew · Cards · Die cuts · Stencil · Watercolor

Summer Staycation

Its August and the weather is still hot and humid in Ulm. I thought that since the good weather came quite early this year, that it would end just as quickly. Apart from a few days of below 15degC though, most days are in the high 20s sometimes even in the 30s! Obviously its nothing… Continue reading Summer Staycation

altenew · Cards · no line watercolouring

No line Water colouring with Altenew Vintage Flowers + video

I'm in the midst of learning a few techniques, like making slider cards and creating galaxy backgrounds. Here are 2 backgrounds I created. 1st one is with distress inks and 2nd with watercolours. The 3rd was done by my 12 yr olds Ines who looked at my efforts and said: "Mum let me show you… Continue reading No line Water colouring with Altenew Vintage Flowers + video

altenew · Cards · stamping

Auf Wiedersehen

Today was the last day of school for the kids and they had an assembly to say goodbye to teachers and friends who are leaving. This year it was harder for my daughter as she had to say goodbye to her Israeli and Danish friends, friends she has known and loved for the last 4… Continue reading Auf Wiedersehen